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The Tao of River Cruising: Finding Peace on the Mekong River

Natalie Compagno | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Thump, thump, thump, whack whack whack! This is all I hear as I focus on keeping the front tire of my bicycle somewhat straight. My arms brace like shock absorbers and my head bobs up and down like a jackhammer. The rented Cambodian bicycle bucks wildly as I pedal over the famous bamboo bridge of Kampong Cham.

China's Plan to Become High-Speed Rail Power in Southeast Asia on Track

AsiaToday | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China's grand plans to become a high-speed rail power in Southeast Asia is on track as a part of i...

Thai-me to Tell a Story

Sanjna Verma | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Sanjna Verma

Covering the ecological and economic opportunities in Thailand led a film team to discover challenges in filming a nation rebranding itself.

Asia's Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Laurel Neme | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Often called the most beautiful of the monkeys, the Red-shanked Douc langur of Southeast Asia hasn't benefited much from its good looks. It is barely ...

Just Phuket

David Anthony | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

It all happened by chance that I got to spend the week in a beach resort town called Patong on the island of Phuket located in Thailand. I was attempt...

Meatless Monday: Vegan Takes a Holiday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial launch of summer and summer holidays. Where to go? And what to eat? A growing number of vegan tour groups make travel more fun and remove the worry about what's in your dinner. Think of it as plant-based Trip Advisor.

Washington's Pivot to Southeast Asia Needs Economic Ties

Jack Myint | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Jack Myint

To sustain its efforts to counter China's growing influence in Asia, Washington must deepen its economic ties with Southeast Asia. Since 2011, President Obama has stated he intends to pivot American foreign policy towards Asia, the goal of which is essentially to "contain" China.

When Fascination Becomes Appropriation: A Look at Buddhism in Thailand

Aaron Pomerance | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Aaron Pomerance

Colloquially known as "The Land of Smiles," Thailand has become the mecca for tourism in Southeast Asia. According to the World Bank, over 24 million ...

12 Summer Travel Tips, According To A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Here are twelve easy tips for making your journey more smooth and memorable, saving you some precious holiday time that you can use on your travels!

6 Quiet Southeast Asia Beach Towns Where You Can Escape From Tourism

Courtney Lambert | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

It starts with your screensaver at the office. If it's not a picture of your family, lover, cat or a bikini-clad female, it's most likely a picture of...

U.S. Business in Burma: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Roee Talmor | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Roee Talmor

Burma is modernizing at a ceaseless pace. An enigma to foreigners for most of the latter half of the 20th century, Burma's rapidly expanding economy is quickly opening its doors to multinational investors.

How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Chiang Rai is often compared to what Chiang Mai was like years ago before tourism boomed and saturated the local community.

Tips For Renting a Motorbike (Thailand)

David Anthony | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Thinking about renting a motorbike on your next holiday in Thailand? Here are a few tips to help you understand and expect how the process will go. F...

Yangon Happy Hours: Where to Drink

David Anthony | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

The rules of this post were simple: I allowed myself one taxi ride the whole night (to show great budgeting style) and had to find bars in downtown Ya...

The Beautiful Simplicity Of A Myanmar Art Village

Kyle Le | Posted 04.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

Myanmar is an incredible place to travel right now because it is not "touristy". With more relaxed visa laws and cheaper flights, especially from Vietnam or Thailand, this place will naturally become more and more touristy in the coming years. So now is the right time to go to get a more authentic experience.

8 Ways to Backpack Chiang Mai (on a Budget)

David Anthony | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few helpful tips to make your backpacking experience through Chiang Mai, Thailand stress-free.

12 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To South East Asia

David Anthony | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few simple tips to help make your backpacking travels through South East Asia much more enjoyable.

Skip Bali, Head To This Indonesia Gem Instead

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel

Indonesia can seem like an overwhelming destination. There are thousands of islands, more than 250 million residents and a huge range of languages and...

32 Everyday Things That Become Luxuries When Backpacking

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

We're backpackers. We're trying to see the world on a budget, and more often than not it means that we must sacrifice some things that were used to at...

Asia's Crimson Addiction

Melissa Legarda | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Melissa Legarda

After chewing paan, the eater's mouth is typically left with stained red lips and teeth, and causes profuse red coloured salivation. Looking startlingly similar to blood, saliva is usually spat out -- which yields a viscous crimson stain upon whatever surface is spat on.

Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99-Million-Years-Old, Scientists Say

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.06.2016 | Science

March 5 (Reuters) - A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determine...

10 Hidden Treasures in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Norm Schriever

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a truly exotic and enigmatic country, often remembered for the brutal Khmer Rouge in the 1970s but now one of the world's h...

Five Things You Absolutely Must Do in Hangzhou, China

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Judy KoutskyBeijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River. These well-known Chinese destinations are familiar to the seasoned traveler, but Hangzhou? Not so...

The Only Guide to Backpacking Southeast Asia You'll Ever Need

Courtney Lambert | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Planning a backpacking trip for the first time is an emotionally overwhelming experience. You're nervous, you're excited and you want to arm yourself with ample research and a fool-proof itinerary.

The Case for U.S. Engagement With Myanmar

Jack Myint | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Jack Myint

If the United States stalls on engagement and focuses primarily on aid as, the groundwork this administration has established to build ties and relationships in Myanmar would have been for nothing.